Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #225

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 225th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (5-12 June, 2011), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1. Is the logic of a 25% loss of Lib Dem seats right? on Anders Hanson’s blog.
Anders returns to blogging (hooray!) with a closer look at the electoral map.

2. New opinion polls showing some very worrying developments: The Lib Dems no where to be seen in the eyes of the less well off by Matthew Gibson on Solution Focused Politics.
Matthew says the Liberal Democrats need to reclaim what we stand for.

3. There’s nothing special about Nick Clegg. Not like that nice David Cameron. by Richard Morris on A View from Ham Common.
No more Mr Fall Guy…

4. My faith is waning in the Liberal Democrats by Andrew Emmerson on the Yellow Bastard.
Cheer him up in his comments thread.

5. LibDems could lose up to a quarter of their seats in boundary review by Paul Walters on Liberal Burblings.
Paul quotes from the Telegraph, which quotes Lewis Baston’s report.

6. David Heath’s letter in the Guardian: what is this beer of which you speak? on Nick Thornsby’s blog.
Some things are beyond the (p)ale.

7. Rowan Williams and the joys of reading the full text by Paul Walters on Liberal Burblings.
Examination, not titillation…

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended, regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. These are normally chosen using the LibDig bookmarking website for party members, the site where you can highlight blog-posts you want to share with your fellow Lib Dems. Remember, though, you’re still more than welcome to nominate for the Golden Dozen a Lib Dem blog article published in the past seven days – your own, or someone else’s – using the steam-powered method of e-mail … all you have to do is drop a line to [email protected]

8. Lib Dem peer is ‘mad, not promiscuous’ by Sara Bedford on Always win when you’re singing.
“This provided a laugh in a very grim week. More than anything I love the fact that H reads Liberator at 14. A very good education.” (Submitted by Caron via LibDig.)

9. Proud to be a community disorganiser on Matthew Harris’s blog.
“”Community organising” vs “community politics” – Matthew Harris’s take” (Submitted by helenduffett via LibDig.)

10. A question of wording… by Alex Cole-Hamilton on Liberal Landslide.
“Alex Cole-Hamilton has a simply solution to clear up the question of one or two referenda on Scottish Independence. It is all down to the wording of the first.” (Submitted by Stephen Glenn via LibDig.)

11. Choosing a name to attract the voters by Alex Folkes on A Lanson Boy.
“Fascinating glimpse into San Francisco politics in the Chinese American community” (Submitted by niles via LibDig.)

12. I love the Lib Dems…(video) on The Rambles of Neil Monnery.
You too can find love…

And that’s it for another week. Happy blogging ‘n’ reading ‘n’ nominating.

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